October 27 - November 15, 1997
this gallery project, the artists work directly on the walls and the
floor of the gallery using the three letter acronyms which designate
the identity of international airports worldwide, i.e.: LHR JFK TYO
KIX etc. as an additional architectural template of the conflation
of time and place.
KIX JFK MEX SHA CAI ROM SYD ATH BER LHR SAO DUB VIE
Three letter acronyms used to designate international airports world
wide An Abstraction in non-fiction terms - formal perfection - riddled
with indeterminacy Points of recognition and an unseen redefinition
of location A public architectural template with a conflation of time
and place - serialised as a sinister conformist Corridors of solitude
and isolation Transience, alienation, disposability, discontinuity
Metropolitan centres - landing points - offering departures into the
imaginary A suspended future, tracking through a virtual metropolis,
continuous replication between movement and stasis in the suburbs
of an invisible world capital.
Langlands & Bell stayed at the CCA Kitakyushu as professor of
the Research Program during October 1 to 31.